More than a property... more than a project...
Lacken House is about a vision... a vision to see lives and communities transformed in Ireland and around the world. This incredible property (itself a picture of transformation) was unexpectedly made available to OM Ireland in an incredibly short space of time. Now our headquarters in the very heart of Ireland, Lacken House is already providing exciting new opportunities for reconciliation, transformation and mobilisation.
By 31 December 2010, we had received a total of €596,872 for the Lacken House project with €47,700 of this being used to develop the office and property. €550,000 is owed to the previous owners and we rejoice that we have now reached the landmark where we have paid 50% of the purchase price.
2010 was a significant year for us as we have improved the onsite facilities and now have a fully functioning kitchen and conference room. This was made possible through the hard work of six work teams from Northern Ireland who gave up their time and resources to spend almost every weekend in May and June doing building and maintenance work at Lacken House. In total, we were joined by over 70 men and their lives were touched as they spent time working and fellowshipping alongside the OM Ireland team.
We also hope to work towards the following in 2012 - Continued repayments on the loan for purchase of Lacken House; the development of current facilities (including a water treatment plant, three phase electricity and ensuring we get all the necessary permissions); new accommodation development and future land acquisition. The increased number of staff, volunteers, and groups participating in ministry programmes requires necessary improvements of the Lacken House property.
To donate to the development of our facilities here at Lacken House, visit our charity donation page. *Please specify your donation is for "Lacken House Project"
The journey so far
What people have said about Lacken House
"We are so grateful to those who have been praying and giving and to those who have stood by us in this major milestone in our OM Ireland history. Like us, many believe that this property will enable us to be more effective as we seek to see lives and whole communities transformed".
"The minute I drove up for the first time, I realised that it was a special place. It is truly a spiritual retreat and a place where I could really spend time with God. The facilities have been perfect for a conference and preparing for our mission before we headed out into the community."
"We were blessed by your hospitality and hugely impressed by the wonderful facility that God has given to OM Ireland. During our time at Lacken House, the Lord led us to great clarity and focus for our ministry during 2009. We believe Lacken House will be a great blessing to the Irish church as you make it available in many different ways."
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